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Tips: Irritable Bowel Syndrome – Part 2 – Managing IBS

Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is focused on symptom control and correction of functional abnormalities. There are four cardinal symptoms of IBS; constipation, diarrhoea, bloating and abdominal pain. Therapeutic approach is different for each symptom; they will be discussed in this article.

Feature: Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and Nutrition

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a major public health problem in Australia and throughout the world. It is estimated that 10% of all adults presenting to a general practice in Australia have CKD, and 80% have at least one risk factor for CKD. Accredited Practising Dietitian, Emily Reibel explains further

Management of Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention

Participate in this activity to review the justifications behind drug prescriptions to reduce the risk of fracture in patients with osteoporosis. The module also reviews the importance of adequate calcium and vitamin D levels, as well as weight-bearing, resistance and balance exercise in view of improving BMD in affected patients.

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Chief Clinical Officer, Dr John Houston delivers an update on the key achievements of the clinical team across the country, as well as explains the concept of "the medical home " in more detail.

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Lead Independent Doctor, Patrick Ajulo presents a case study on Lemierre’s syndrome. This syndrome is characterised by a triad of oropharyngeal sepsis, thrombophlebitis of the internal jugular vein and distant metastatic abscesses. It has an incidence of 1 per million per year and classically is seen in young healthy adults, with a mean presenting age of 20 years.